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Softening of Steels by Cold-Working

Nature volume 180, pages 754755 (12 October 1957) | Download Citation

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A PHENOMENON of softening in quenched and tempered steel subjected to small amounts of deformation has been reported by Armour1 and by Wilson2. Other workers had also observed that the hardness of sorbitic and troostitic steels remained constant during the early stages of cold-working3,4.

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  1. Metallurgical Laboratory, Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment, Quebec.

    • P. CHOLLET
    •  & H. P. TARDIF

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